About the Course

*** UPDATE 23/11/22 – Rail strikes / email contact ***

As I’m sure you will be aware The RMT union have announced two 48hr strikes in the run-up to Christmas and the first of these (Tues 13th / Wed 14th Dec) directly impacts on the CDC dates. There is still (potentially) time for talks to make progress and for the strikes to be called off but I wouldn’t make that assumption! I appreciate that for those of you who had planned to travel to Cambridge by train for the in person course that this is a huge problem. Please reach out to me on admin@cambridgedementiacourse.org if you need to discuss.

Further details on the strikes and impact can be found on the National Rail Enquiries website (page is currently being updated)

https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/311341.aspx 

Also, a few people, mostly on nhs.net email addresses, have mailed in to say they haven’t received their acknowledgements of payment. NHS Mail is sometimes a bit picky about accepting attachments from non nhs.net addresses. If you are in this situation then again please reach out to me on admin@cambridgedementiacourse.org and I can reply to you on NHS Mail.

I am also sorry that I haven’t been able to respond to all your messages in as timely a manner as I would like. Following Penny’s retirement as course secretary, having served CDC valiantly since its inception, we have all been sharing the admin & fitting it in when clinical duties allow. Thanks for your patience, and expect an increasing level of notifications as the course draws nearer (ONLY THREE WEEKS AWAY NOW!)

UPDATE 4/11/22

Places for both the in-person and online options are now full and I have closed the registration form.

For those of you who have gone on the wait list I am working my way down the list in order, giving people places as they come up, which is entirely dependent on other people withdrawing / deferring. I’m going to try and wrap it up this weekend to give everyone some certainty. Thank you for your patience while we finalise this and thank you everyone for your interest in the course.

All best wishes
Andrew

– update 25/10/22 – places for both the in-person and online options are currently FULL

My sincerest apologies to anyone who was hoping to get on the course this year but was unsuccessful – we had >350 expressions of interest and regrettably it was never going to be possible to accommodate everyone 

***24th Oct 2022***

We have reached >120 online registrations for the Dec 2022 course so I have paused these for now (there is a reserve list that we will draw on in case of cancellations, withdrawals etc)

There are still a few in person places available

***7th Oct 2022 *** 

Bookings for the two-day hybrid course on Wed 14th / Thur 15th December 2022:

  • £320 in person (includes sit-down lunch on both days & formal dinner on Wed evening – accommodation to be booked separately with Homerton)
  • £100 online

We are emailing out the registration link in batches of 50 to everyone who has expressed an interest

***22nd Aug 2022***

Dates for the two-day hybrid course in December are now confirmed as Wed 14th & Thur 15th Dec

Places for the in-person option will be limited to 100 

We have had over 300 registrations of interest in the course since the last full CDC in 2019, so unfortunately there is no way that we are going to be able to accommodate everyone in-person

However, there will also be an online option with access to all the talks and separate break-out groups 

Once ticket prices are confirmed we will email out to everyone who has registered with us and assuming demand for the in-person option exceeds capacity we will do our best to make sure places are allocated fairly & transparently

***24th Apr 2022***

The one-day virtual course on Friday 29th April is now FULLY BOOKED

We are awaiting confirmation of dates for the two day in person course in December 2022 and once these are available we will confirm ticket prices

***26th Jan 2022***

I am happy to announce that the Cambridge Dementia Course will be running again in 2022. 

After a two year break owing to Covid, we plan to restart with a one-day virtual course on Friday 29th April 2022, followed by a two-day in person course in December 2022 (dates to be confirmed). The one-day course will mirror the introductory day of the last three-day course in 2019, with the two-day course moving on to the more advanced topics. Delegates can opt to attend one, the other, or both (attending the virtual course is not a pre-requisite for attending in person in December). Along the way we will share our experience of how we have striven to continue providing a clinical service during lockdown, with tips on how we have managed our remote consultations & assessments.

The relaunch of CDC will bring other changes. Jeremy Brown, founder of the course, has now retired from NHS practice and we are currently recording an entirely new set of teaching videos to replace those that have served us so well in previous courses. We look forward to sharing these and other new content with you later in the year.

With best regards

Dr Andrew Graham
Course Director

The Cambridge Dementia Course, held in Cambridge UK, is designed to give an understanding of the diagnosis and management of patients with dementia and covers Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Prion Disease and rarer forms of Dementia.

The Course is aimed at specialist registrars and newly appointed consultants in Neurology, Old Age Psychiatry, Liaison Psychiatry and Elderly Medicine; plus nurses, psychologists & neuropsychologists working in the dementia field. However, other professionals are very welcome to apply.

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The course is run by Dr Andrew Graham, Dr Tim Rittman, & Dr Clare Galton, Consultants in the Memory Clinic at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. As in previous successful courses the course will be taught by consultants from the Cambridge memory clinic, with invited speakers from across the UK.